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The Primary that Made a President: John F. Kennedy and West Virginia by Robert Rupp

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This book provides not just a close look at the 1960 West Virginia Primary between Catholic John F. Kennedy and Protestant Hubert Humphrey, but examines its impact upon the diminishment of prejudice against Catholics in politics, the rise of the importance of primary elections, and both poverty and Appalachia as national foci of attention. The author is a West Virginia Wesleyan professor often featured on West Virginia Public Radio and on the pages of the Charleston Gazette.

Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2020. 234 pages with an Index, Notes, Selected Bibliography and photos. Hardback with pictorial cover.